Highlights from the 5th Annual Meet Well Summit

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Who could imagine a more spectacular backdrop than the view from Mountain Shadows Resort in Scottsdale? Shown here, from left: Stephanie Harris, President, Incentive Research Foundation; Prevue Editor Barbara Scofidio; and Speaker and Author Dianne Devitt

Our 5th Annual Meet Well Summit, held last week at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz., explored the changing definition of wellness.

Attendees at our 5th Annual Meet Well Summit September 8 to 9 heard from a first-rate slate of speakers, including Michael Dominguez, Dianne Budion Devitt, Desi Whitney and Eve Lahijani. A roundtable session led by The Incentive Research Foundation’s Stephanie Harris explored the changing definition of wellness and will be the basis of a research paper to be released next month.

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The lobby of The Wigwam has seen many special guests through the years, including Bing Crosby and Gene Autry.

The group was wowed by the gorgeous and historic The Wigwam and during the final evening dinner at Mountain Shadows Resort in Scottsdale, two very different incentive-level resorts.

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Healthy eating was on the menu, with some room for indulgence, too!

Wellness activities punctuated the event, from morning yoga to a restorative stretch break. Menus and amenities were designed with wellness in mind. The agenda built in time for attendees to work on their personal wellness with a visit to the resort’s LeMonds Spa. At the opening night reception, attendees were able to choose from an array of wellness gifts, from skincare to local spices, from the area’s hotels curated by Visit Phoenix.

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Visit Phoenix created a table full of wellness amenities from area resorts for the opening reception.

It was clear that COVID has shifted the definition of wellness as it pertains to events, with mental health and balance, along with safety during travel and at meetings, rising to the forefront.

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During his talk, ALHI President Mike Dominguez cleared up some of the misconceptions in the media’s reporting of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

Many thanks to everyone who made this event such a success! Our sponsors: Visit Phoenix, Visit Santa Barbara, Caesars Entertainment, Inc., Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau, AMResorts, The Palm Beaches and the Naples Marco Island & the Everglades CVB. Our partners: Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), Bedside Reading®, Emergency Concierge International, Experience Scottsdale, Imagine Events, Your Social Mask and Vital Circle.

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A restorative stretch break was just what everyone needed.

A schedule of 2022 Prevue Summits will be available soon.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.